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Towards digitization: some notes on the Galician wills publication

Author(s): Szczepan Kozak
Subject(s): History
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: mass sources; Galician wills; digital editions; digitization of historical research
Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the problem of sharing mass sources with a heterogeneous content structure using the example of Galician wills. Despite the undoubted advantages, the previous book publications do not solve the problem of the enormity of these materials, which, in conjunction with their narrative nature, constitutes a serious barrier to both their use and quantification. Digital editions that allow management of fragments of a large number of wills – using appropriate software – seem to be more convenient. The adoption of such a formula requires the modification of the editor’s activities (including the standardization of the metadata description), while at the same time constituting the inclusion of editing in the process of digitization of the historian’s workshop.

  • Page Range: 105-119
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish